Boston recorded more days of nuisance high tide flooding than any other city in the northeast last year, according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The report, released just this week, says Boston notched 19 days of what is sometimes called ‘sunny day’ flooding in 2018.
This flooding happens on calm days during abnormally high tide. It’s becoming more common as sea levels rise.
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This year experts say similar flooding is expected on 12-19 days.
When flooding like this happens Long Wharf often floods, and Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester often closes.
New construction in East Boston, the Seaport District, and elsewhere near the Harbor is increasingly being built to deal with the risk of rising seas and more frequent flooding.